Thrillers, Suspense & Mystery

All the Bodies Do

William Cook (William J. Cook (self-published))

| Reviewed by Christian Fernandez

In the scorching summer of 2022, Lake Mead's receding waters reveal a dark secret: bodies long buried are rising to the surface. Someone must be behind bodies buried underwater. Investigative journalist Kate Temperance is determined to uncover the truth behind the murders, but Sofia Gemelli, the ruthless daughter of crime boss Giancarlo Gemelli, threatens her investigation. As Temperance digs deeper into the case, she finds herself entangled in a web of deceit and corruption that leads her from the glamorous Las Vegas Strip to the tranquil vine...

The Sunshine Solution

Rosalie Rayburn (Rosalie Rayburn)

| Reviewed by Cristina Prescott

The Sunshine Solution is a riveting sequel that thrusts readers into the heart of investigative journalism and political maneuvering. Elizabeth ''Digger'' Doyle returns as the intrepid reporter tasked with unraveling the mysteries surrounding a multimillion-dollar solar energy project. Digger uncovers layers of deception and intrigue as she digs deeper into the story, taking readers on a thrilling journey through the streets of Santa Fe and the ancient landscapes of Chaco Canyon. The stakes are raised as Digger finds herself in a dangerous...

Alaska Deadly

J.L. Askew (Covenant Books)

| Reviewed by Franklin Bauer

Alaska Deadly by J.L. Askew is a mesmerizing crime mystery set in the Alaskan wilderness. It blends elements of suspense, supernatural intrigue, and intricate character dynamics. The story follows novice private investigator Race Warren as he moves from Tennessee to Alaska on what initially appears to be a routine missing person case. However, Warren soon finds himself embroiled in a web of danger and deception, facing off against Russian crime syndicates, supernatural forces, and the rugged, remote Alaskan landscape. The vivid setting and atm...

Drawn from Life: A Psycho...

Sarah P. Blanchard (Eagle Ridge Farm)

| Reviewed by David Reyes

Drawn from Life: A Psychological Suspense by Sarah P. Blanchard is a gripping tale that examines guilt, trauma, and family dynamics, a mystery that will keep readers guessing as they race through the pages. Blanchard's narrative focuses on the inner turmoil of protagonist Emma Gillen, a young woman haunted by the aftermath of a tragic accident she believes she caused despite having no memory of the event. Emma’s struggle with survivor's guilt, PTSD, and the physical limitations resulting from her injuries is portrayed with rawness, and readers...

The Girl From Belgrade

John L. DeBoer (Red Adept Publishing)

| Reviewed by Daniel Rhodes

In the aftermath of tragedy, Katarina Petrovic's path intertwines with Alex Baker's in a gripping tale of vengeance and intrigue. Amidst a hunt for a deadly assassin targeting those involved in the Belgrade bombing, Alex finds himself at the heart of the investigation when his father is killed. As tensions rise and secrets unravel, Alex navigates a treacherous web of deception, unsure who to trust. Is the enigmatic Dee Norton a friend or foe? With the OSI, FBI, and CIA hot on their trail, Alex and Katarina must confront their pasts and fight fo...

Two Dead Billionaires

Luke Sheldon (Luke Sheldon)

| Reviewed by James Farlow

Two Dead Billionaires by Luke Sheldon plunges readers into the heart of a complex murder mystery set against the backdrop of Iceland's serene landscapes and the opulent confines of the Azure Spa and Hotel. Detective Hekla Rafney Fritzdóttir finds herself thrust into the investigation of a lifetime when American billionaire Jack Drumman is gruesomely murdered at the luxurious hotel. It is a spellbinding premise that arrests the attention of readers, and as they follow through, a web of conspiracy and danger threatens to consume her and those ar...

Doctor Lucifer

Anthony Lee (Anthony Lee)

| Reviewed by Bertin Drizller

Doctor Lucifer by Anthony Lee presents a riveting tale of suspense and moral complexity set in the digital age, where cyberattack threats loom over the medical world. Dr. Mark Lin, a skilled but disillusioned internist, becomes entangled in a dangerous game with a hacker known as Doctor Lucifer, whose actions put patients’ lives at risk. As Mark fights to clear his name and protect those under his care, he is forced to confront his doubts and insecurities, leading to personal growth.Lee's debut novel offers a refreshing twist on the traditional...

Gillespie Field Groove

Corey Lynn Fayman (Konstellation Press)

| Reviewed by Eugene Lasha

Gillespie Field Groove by Corey Lynn Fayman is a captivating mystery that combines elements of urban change, racial dynamics, and the enduring allure of music. Against a rapidly transforming cityscape, private detective Rolly Waters investigates a case involving a mysterious guitar linked to Jimi Hendrix and the enigmatic past of Lucinda Rhodes's deceased father. Lucinda hires Rolly to track down a Stratocaster guitar that her deceased father owned, and as he follows the trail, he becomes embroiled in a world of mystery. Gillespie Fie...

HERE BE EVIL

Michael John Woodhams (Independently Published)

| Reviewed by David Reyes

Here Be Evil by Michael Woodhams is a gripping blend of crime thriller and speculative fiction that plunges readers into a world of mystery, intrigue, and otherworldly danger. Set against the backdrop of London's iconic landmarks and the rugged landscapes of Wales, the novel follows protagonist Paul Trigger, head of the Ministry of Defence's Section 'S,' as he investigates a series of brutal murders with DNA evidence suggesting a perpetrator beyond the human world. The narrative opens with intriguing details, gradually escalating in tensio...

It's Not a Game

Carol Kinnee (Carol Kinnee)

| Reviewed by Christian Fernandez

It's Not a Game by Carol Kinnee is a captivating tale with suspense and intrigue, presenting a world where love and danger collide unexpectedly. Through the eyes of homicide cop Ang Mason, Kinnee paints a vivid picture of a woman caught amid a deadly game where the stakes are high, and every move could be her last. The narrative opens with readers' immersion into Ang's world of crime syndicates, illegal arms dealing, and the relentless pursuit of justice. As Ang deals with her nephew's involvement with drug-dealing rich kids, she finds herself...

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